by Whitney Rife
MGM Grand is a monster-sized, 5,000-room hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. It is famous for its huge green towers and its live lion exhibit. Lions are rotated three times a day from a reserve outside of the city. Kids will love walking beneath the glass enclosure and looking up to find themselves only a couple feet from the lions. Baby cubs are also available for photo shoots. Grand Tower rooms, suites and skylofts at the hotel feature comfortably plush beds, sitting areas and marble bathrooms. The West Wing presents more sophisticated, chic rooms with DVD players, abstract artworks and classy mirrors. Skylofts are on the top two floors of the towers, offering uncompromised views of the Strip. In-room dining is available at all hours of the day or night. About 20 restaurants, cafes and bars are at the MGM Grand. Studio Cafe is the only place to go for breakfast, serving some amazing pancakes with diced bacon in the batter. Other top restaurants and lounges are the famous Emeril’s, Rainforest Cafe and Diego’s with evening music. There’s no need to leave the MGM, as all your needs can be met within the resort. Families can shop, take the CSI experience or see a Cirque du Soleil show. Famous names often grace the hotel, like singer Andrea Bocelli and magician David Copperfield. The Grand Pool Complex houses five pools with three whirlpools, bungalows and cabanas. A meandering river allows guests to float under bridges and pass waterfalls while enjoying the island oasis.
Our Editor Loves
- Five pools
- Lion Habitat
- Many good restaurants
No call when room was ready
Guys on my windows cleaning and kicking while laying down
Health put at risk when given a bottle of water that was already open and drank from. I stay here all the time and this is the worst experience I have ever had
This is my first time staying here. I’ve been to vegas multiple times and different hotels but this one is the worst! I am one of the humans on this planet that has chosen to not smoke because I care about my health and lungs. We arrived Thursday and it wasn’t too bad. Then comes the weekend and it’s like all the smokers came out. You can’t even gamble in peace because you have someone blowing their disgusting smoke in your face. They had some smoke free zones that nobody abided by and nobody said anything to the ones smoking. You can’t catch a break at this casino. We had to go to other hotels who actually enforced these rules and spent our money there. Friday night my body could not take it anymore and my throat has been so sore since. My nose is clogged and my husband has a horrible headache. To top it off, we came back to our rooms and someone must be smoking because our room reeks of cigarette smoke. You cannot escape it here. We called downstairs and they said they would send a security up to spray, he never showed up. I read multiple reviews about people suffering with the same issue. I’m laying in my bed in tears because I feel so sick of the smell, I can’t sleep. Can’t imagine anyone bringing their kids here. I really hope vegas catches up with the rest of the world and finally bans allowing smokers to contaminate and hurt others. If smokers want to contaminate themselves, to each their own, but to allow them to hurt others is just sick.